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Lodainn An Ear
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 9:47 pm    Post subject: how often do non-cachers find caches? Reply with quote

Hi,

I pose this question as i did one of Haggis Hunters caches yesterday in West Lothian - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=5cf31cc5-1e41-4cdd-8bf8-970a9d0cf9d2

It appears the cache had been found by a muggle who wrote in the log book



Does that happen often? Do you think anyone has taken up geocaching because of finding one accidentaly?[/img]
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It happens quite often, now and again people take it up, see this log.

I hope the person enjoys trying to spend the money, if I'm not mistaken it was toy money that had been left in the cache. Laughing The important thing is that it never got trashed, but does mean I will have to take a trip out there as it should be hidden under a large boulder under some stones. Going by your log it isn't now?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is under the boulder in a very large opening. The box was just sitting exposed with no camouflage on it. There was one flat stone lying next to it but no other camouflage lying around so i put that on top. It is still a bit obvious tho.

in hindsight maybe i should have found some other bit n bob to cover it up but like i said in the log, i didn't want to change it. There was no other camouflage lying next to the box.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theres a fabulous log entry in one of Allieballies caches, the puzzle one near Bathgate - "Who was born here?" - http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=85095cd8-2a4c-47a1-b0bd-551eb7d82a6b
I can't post it on here (due to content, well one word), but its worth flicking through the logbook to find it.

It made me laugh anyway. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's another muggle who found a cache & got into the hobby as a result
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/log.aspx?LUID=4ae9a62d-f8a0-4aca-8e19-485a2e3129a2
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I'm not mistaken, our very own wildlifewriter discovered geocaching when he found a cache by accident.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We once found a short story about a robot that a muggle had written in a logbook - along with very strange illustrations.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My "Come up and See Me" cache in Glasgow was found by the park workers who left the note: "You guys are weird" and replaced it. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one has been found twice and signed by muggles:
http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=19720c1e-acc5-498c-821d-439b33f62dd4
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's been a bit of a saga! Smile
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